Swansea Prison information
Situated about half a mile from the city centre, on the coastal road. Building started in 1845 and was completed in 1861. It functioned as a prison for both male and female prisoners until 1922 when females were transferred to Cardiff Prison.
Swansea has since operated as a Local Prison, holding Cat B prisoners and young adults. In the early 1980s Swansea started the Samaritan-trained prisoner Listener Scheme that has now developed into a nationwide provision. An intensive prisoner support unit has been established to help prisoners with coping strategies. Delivery supports a range of interventions tailored to individuals who are ‘poor copers', persistent self harmers or have mental health issues.
Address:200 Oystermouth Road
Tel: 01792 485300
Fax: 01792 485430
Governor: Graham Barrett
Director: Simon Boddis
Operational capacity:500 (18/04/2016)
Reception Criteria: Adult male, all categories
Escort Area/Contractor: GeoAmey (Courts & Transfers)
Local Authority: Swansea City Council
Constabulary: South Wales Constabulary
Probation Service: South Wales Probation Service
IMB: Chairperson: Paul Baker, Deputy Chairperson: Karen Andrew